FootyMAD's Preston North End match preview

Last updated : 25 November 2005 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Preston North End v Watford fixture

Watford face a trip to Preston North End at Deepdale on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Hornets will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 10 and win only 2 of the 16 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in August 2004, the North End carving out a narrow 2 - 1 victory in a Championship match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2005/2006Sat 06 AugWatford1 - 2Preston N.E.CHMP
2004/2005Sat 19 MarWatford0 - 2Preston N.E.CHMP
2004/2005Sat 07 AugPreston N.E.2 - 1WatfordCHMP
2003/2004Sat 14 FebWatford2 - 0Preston N.E.CHMP
2003/2004Tue 04 NovPreston N.E.2 - 1WatfordCHMP
2002/2003Tue 04 MarWatford0 - 1Preston N.E.CHMP
2002/2003Tue 17 SepPreston N.E.1 - 1WatfordCHMP

Recent respective form guides

Preston North End have collected 2 wins and 3 draws from their last six home matches. These games have seen the North End score just 7 goals, though they have conceded 4.

Watford have an average recent record on the road, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. While the Hornets have hit 7 goals, 10 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Preston N.E.'s 28 points from 20 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 9th position. Watford are just outside the promotion places, in 3rd, having taken 36 points from 20 games.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Preston N.E.63308212

FootyMad's prediction ...

With Watford only showing average form on the road, Footymad are of the opinion a draw at Deepdale will be a good result. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Preston N.E. Unbeaten in the last 5 home games.
Unbeaten run of 9 matches.
Watford 6 games since last defeat.